Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) has supposedly done a quick pass on the first Star Wars anthology film.
The production for Star Wars: Rogue One has been interesting. It has been far from problematic but has seen its fair share of shifts. We can only speculate to what extent these shifts were expected or always a part of the plan. The simple truth is that with Lucasfilm relying on a brain trust (the Lucasfilm Story Group) instead of one person like George Lucas, the script still has to please the sensibilities of the Story Group, the director, and the corporation. I imagine these types of stories are generally common in Hollywood and will be somewhat normal for Star Wars in the future.
Kelvin at Latino Review reports:
It turns out “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” had more in common than the word “Rogue.” According to one of our sources, “M:I5” director Christopher McQuarrie, did a two week pass on “Rogue One”s script.
Kelvin goes on to say that McQuarrie did a two week polish on the script. Director Gareth Edwards has been involved with writing process since coming aboard. Gary Whitta wrote the first draft of Rogue One before Chris Weitz came aboard to finish the subsequent drafts. Now it appears as if McQuarrie did a short polish on the final script.
But hey, maybe that keeping Rogue One and Rogue Nation stuff is starting to make more sense now. And when has it ever been bad for a McQuarrie to touch a Star Wars film?